Barcelona goalkeeper Marc Andre Ter Stegen has the reason has explained why he didn’t celebrate the second goal against Premier League giants Manchester United during their Champions League quarterfinal second leg clash on Tuesday night.
In an interview with Spanish radio Cadena COPE, the Barcelona shot stopper said that he was sympathetic towards the plight of Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea and that was why he didn’t celebrate the second goal scored by Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.
David De Gea was at fault for the second goal after he allowed the right-footed shot from Messi to squirm under his body and into the back of the net.
Messi had given Barcelona the lead five minutes earlier with a left-footed strike that The Manchester United defence had no answer to.
The two Messi goals gave Barcelona a 2-0 lead before former Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho added a third goal in the second half with a fine finish from the edge of the box.
Coutinho’s strike gave the Blaugrana a 3-0 win on the night and a 4-0 aggregate victory over the Red Devils.
Barcelona will now face Liverpool in the last four of the Champions League with the first leg scheduled for the Nou Camp before the second leg in England.
Revealed: Arsenal Target Will Leave Man City On THIS Condition
Manchester City winger Leroy Sane will reportedly leave the club this summer if he fails to sign a new deal according to the publication from popular media outlet Goal.
German international Sane has two years left on his current deal with the Citizens and it has been revealed that the club could sell him to prevent him from running down his contract which runs out at the end of 2021.
The former Schalke 04 player has been linked with major European sides like German champions Bayern Munich and North London giants Arsenal.
Leroy Sane and compatriot Ilkay Gundogan are in the same situation at Manchester City though the latter has one year left on his contract.
Both Sane and Gundogan are important members of the record-breaking Manchester City squad this season.
Manchester City won four trophies this season as they completed a clean sweep on the domestic front.
The Citizens won all the three major trophies on offer domestically in addition to the Community Shield.
Apart from the Community Shield, Manchester City also retained the Carabao Cup and the Premier League titles they won last season before adding the FA Cup title at the weekend with the 6-0 thrashing of fellow top flight side Watford.
Deal On: Arsenal Target Talks Up Summer Return To Europe
Dalian Yifang forward Yannick-Ferreira Carrasco has talked up the possibility of moving back to Europe this summer.
The Belgian international attacker was close to returning to European football during the winter transfer window but Premier League giants Arsenal were unable to agree on a deal for him.
Carrasco spoke about the botched move to Arsenal in a chat with The Sun.
According to him, the president was not in full support of a proposed transfer back to Europe but a move is most likely this summer.
Arsenal were keen on taking Yannick-Ferreira Carrasco on loan in January until the end of this season with the option to make the transfer a permanent one this summer but the move didn’t materialize.
The Gunners were rebuffed by his Chinese Super League outfit.
Yannick-Ferreira Carrasco played for French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco and Spanish club Atletico Madrid before moving to Dalian Yifang last year.
He was part of the Atletico Madrid squad that reached the Champions League final in 2016 before they were beaten by city rivals Real Madrid on penalties after both sides had played 1-1 after regulation time and extra time.
Carrasco scored the only goal of the game for Atletico Madrid but it was not enough for the Rojiblancos.
Confirmed: Arsenal Target Rubbishes MLS Transfer Talks
Marseille defender Adil Rami has debunked transfer rumours linking him with Major League Soccer (MLS).
In his recent interview as monitored by popular media channel Goal, Adil Rami reiterated his desire to stay with the French Ligue 1 giants on the back of a disappointing season.
Adil Rami has made just 18 appearances for Marseille this season.
Marseille have had a disappointing campaign having already missed out on qualification for the Champions League next season.
Adil Rami has endured a largely frustrating season after the biggest moment of his career last summer.
The 33-year-old was part of the French squad that won the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia last year via a 4-2 win over surprise finalists Croatia in their final clash.
Adil Rami helped France seal a second World Cup title.
He has been previously linked with a move to Arsenal especially when compatriot Arsene Wenger was the Gunners boss.
Wenger resigned from the post last summer and he has since been replaced by Spanish tactician Unai Emery who has led Arsenal to the Europa League final in his first season as the Gunners manager.
Adil Rami wants to stay at Marseille amidst the intense transfer rumours linking him with a move to LA Galaxy in the MLS.
Transfer Fight: Arsenal Face Juventus Battle For Roma Defender
North London giants Arsenal will have to contend with Italian champions Juventus in their quest to sign AS Roma defender Kostas Manolas during this summer’s transfer window.
This is according to the publication from II Messaggero which claimed that the two clubs, Arsenal and Juventus, are keen on a summer move for Manolas.
It was revealed that the Greek international center-back has a release clause and both clubs are ready to pay it.
The player will decide whether he wants to stay in Italy or move to the Premier League this summer.
AS Roma have no power to retain the player since he has a release clause.
Kostas Manolas has been a key player for AS Roma since moving to the Italian capital club five years ago.
He was linked with the Gunners before joining Roma from Greek giants Olympiacos in the summer of 2014.
His finest hour in the Roma shirt came during the Champions League clash with Spanish champions Barcelona last season.
Manolas scored the third and final goal of the game to hand the Italians a Champions League semifinal berth via the away goals rule after their 3-0 win over the Spanish La Liga giants.
Roma had earlier lost the first leg 4-1 in Spain.
Manager confirms Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal £70m target is leaving
The West London outfit Chelsea have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of French Ligue 1 outfit Lille star Nicolas Pepe.
This is after it was confirmed by his manager Christophe Galtier that Nicolas Pepe will be leaving the club now that the season has ended.
The blues team has been handed a transfer ban but they seek an upturn as they approach the Court of Arbitration to appeal the judgment given by the world football governing body.
Therefore, Christophe Galtier has hinted that Nicolas Pepe will be available in this summer transfer window after hinting that a number of Interest clubs are already bidding for his signature.
A number of top European clubs including, Man United, Arsenal and Spanish La Liga club Barcelona are also in the chase for Nicolas Pepe.
It has been suggested that the Star Player will come in to replace Belgium international Eden Hazard who is set to leave the club to join Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid after indicating interest to play under his football Idol and manager Zinedine Zidane.
Howbeit, West London outfit will wait for the decision of CAS to be able to know their next step for new additions in the summer transfer window.
Deal On: Southampton Eyeing Summer Transfer For 22-Year-Old Arsenal Target
South Coast club Southampton are said to be plotting a move for highly-rated Charlton Athletic midfielder Joe Aribo during this summer’s transfer window.
This is according to widespread reports emanating from the media in the United Kingdom.
It was revealed that the Saints want to boost their midfield options next season with Joe Aribo who has been earning rave reviews due to his performances for his English League One outfit this season.
Arsenal and Manchester City have been linked with a move for the 22-year-old midfielder this summer but the two Premier League giants could miss out on him to Southampton who are poised to make a big for him according to the publication from the Sunday Express.
The Gunners are in need of a new midfielder and Joe Aribo could be their man but they have to fend off the serious threat from the Saints.
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will leave the club this summer to join Italian champions Juventus after agreeing on a free transfer move with the Italians.
He has agreed to a four-year deal reported to be worth around £400,000 on a weekly basis thus making him the most expensive football in Great Britain.
Aaron Ramsey has spent the last decade in North London.
Future Target: Arsenal Star Reveals Boca Juniors Desire
Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has confessed that he would like to play for Argentine giants Boca Juniors later in his football career.
The petite midfielder made the admission in his recent interview as monitored by popular English news portal Daily Star.
According to him, playing in the colours of Boca Juniors is a lifelong dream.
Lucas Torreira further revealed that it would be difficult for him to turn down an opportunity to play for Boca Juniors.
Arsenal fans don’t have to worry about his commitment for the long haul having put pen to papers on a long-term deal when he joined the Gunners last summer.
The Gunners signed Uruguayan international Torreira from Italian Serie A club Sampdoria at the start of this season in a deal reported to be around £26m.
Arsenal were told to pay his transfer fee in three installments and the defensive midfielder has played a major part in the Gunners run to the Europa League final this term.
Lucas Torreira has lived up to expectations in the colours of the North Londoners and the midfielder had been one of the best Arsenal players this season especially in the first half of this campaign.
He can win a trophy in his first season as an Arsenal player when the Gunners face London rivals Chelsea in the Europa League final in Baku, Azerbaijan later this month
Confirmed: Arsenal Target On Midfielder Shortlist At PSG
Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has been a top performer for the Hornets since he joined them at the start of last season.
It’s not surprising that a lot of clubs both in England and outside are interested in his signature.
According to the Daily Mirror, Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure is on their shortlist for midfielders this summer.
PSG want to sign a new midfielder this summer and the aforementioned Doucoure feature prominently on the list of transfer targets.
The French giants are shipping for a new midfielder to replace Adrien Rabiot at the club.
French international Rabiot will leave PSG this summer after his contract expires.
The player had earlier told senior PSG officials that he won’t be signing a new contract at the club thereby prompting his expulsion from first team duties at the Parc des Princes.
His last appearance for the PSG first team came in December against Red Star Belgrade in the last group stage game of their Champions League campaign.
The aforementioned publication revealed that PSG is targeting Chelsea star N’Golo Kante as their first choice while Arsenal target Doucoure is the second choice if they can’t sign Kante from Chelsea.
Abdoulaye Doucoure has been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer with the Gunners resigned to losing Aaron Ramsey to Italian champions Juventus this summer.
Financial Restraint: Arsenal Set To Miss Out On Palace Winger
Europa League finalists Arsenal are most likely to miss out on Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha during this summer’s transfer window which opened some days ago.
This is according to widespread reports emanating from the media in the United Kingdom.
Wilfried Zaha has already told Crystal Palace about his desire to leave the club this summer in favour of a move to a Champions League playing team.
The Ivorian international attacker is ready to have a crack at a top club once again following his disappointing spell at Manchester United four years ago.
Zaha joined Manchester United in the summer of 2013, six months after his transfer was announced.
He was the last transfer conducted by Sir Alex Ferguson before his retirement in 2013 but the player didn’t have the best of times under David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal.
Zaha was loaned to Cardiff City and then former club Crystal Palace who he joined permanently in 2015.
He has been a key player for his boyhood club since his return to the club but it’s time to leave according to Zaha.
Arsenal are one of the clubs interested in the player and he has been slapped with an £80m transfer fee by Crystal Palace.
According to The Sun, Arsenal might miss out on the transfer with the Gunners willing to pay half of the price tag.
Deal Close: Arsenal In £10.5m Bid For Argentine Utility Defender
Europa League finalists Arsenal are reportedly closing in on their first signing of the recently opened summer transfer window in the Premier League.
The Premier League transfer window opened officially on Thursday and the Gunners are on the verge of making their first transfer according to the Daily Mirror.
Arsenal have tabled a £10.5m bid for Argentine defender Walter Kannemann who’s highly rated in South America.
Italian Serie A club Sampdoria are also interested in the player who plays his club football for Gremio in the Brazilian top flight.
The Gunners are operating on a right budget this summer and they are on the search for quality players with moderate transfer fees.
Walter Kannemann fits into the Gunners’ transfer model and they have concluded plans to sign him.
The 28-year-old is a versatile defender that can play either as a left-back or as a centre back.
Arsenal have made the signing of a new centre back their top priority this summer after a poor defensive season which saw Arsenal emerge as one of the teams with the worst defensive record in the top half of the Premier League table at the end of the season.
The Gunners conceded a whopping 52 goals in just 38 league goals.
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